We believe that waste is food for another system and have implemented an office recycling program to ensure that is the case.
The average American contributes over 130 pounds of waste to a landfill per month – with our program that we have in place,
the entire ChicoBag office contributes less than 30!
All leftover food scraps go into our compost pile that is managed by our office pets - a flock of chickens! The food "trash"
stays out of the landfill and the eggs that they produce creates a win-win situation!
The average person uses 2,400 – 3,000 paper towels at work, in a given year. At ChicoBag each employee has their own hand towel in the restroom and cloth napkins available in the break room which eliminates the need for additional paper waste.
Supporting our community by giving back is at the core of who we are. From local park cleanups to serving meals to those in need, we actively support like-minded organizations that believe in leaving the planet a better place than we found it.
Closing the loop on our product lifecycle is important to us. Our pay it forward program allows us to donate reusable bags to fixed and low income families ready to start a reusable bag habit, or recycle them into new useful products through partnerships with artists, crafters and non-profit organizations.
We believe that nothing that is used for a moment needs to last a lifetime. All ChicoBag employees pledge to refuse "The Big 5" (single-use bags, cups, utensils, bottles and straws). To reduce our impact we use reusable containers and snack bags when we pack our lunches, and bring our own take-out containers when we go out! It does take some adjustment and planning, but it’s well worth the effort.